Lake Boon Commission meets Wednesday, May 24

The Lake Boon Commission will meet Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Public participation via calling in or using your computer is encouraged. For a Zoom link to join the meeting and for information on phoning in, please see the posted agenda on the Town of Hudson website, here.


  • Welcome opening remarks
  • Public Comment
  • Weed Treatment plans/updates on permits for both drawdown and weed treatment
  • Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
  • Winter rules planning for hearing
  • Past Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
  • Buoy locations all 7 of them
  • Docks survey and plans to remove and dispose of docks in bad repair
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Date of Next Meeting
  • Adjourn

Lake Boon restrictions due to May 25 herbicide treatment

Below is a memo from SOLitude Lake Management to folks on the lake.

TO: Property Owners / Abutters to – Lake Boon, Stow/Hudson, MA
FROM: SOLitude Lake Management
DATE: May 16, 2023
RE: Management of Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Boon

Please be advised that SOLitude Lake Management will be conducting an herbicide treatment on May 25, 2023.
The use of the lake’s water in some areas of the lake will be restricted as follows:
Swimming, boating, and fishing – Until May 26, 2023 in basins 2, 3, 4
Livestock watering –Until May 27, 2023 in basins 2, 3, 4
Direct drinking –Until May 29, 2023 in basins 2, 3, 4
Irrigation – Until May 31, 2023 in basins 2, 3, 4

For specific water-use restrictions based on location, please refer to the treatment map available here.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact SOLitude Lake Management at (508) 885-0101.

Lake Boon Association Annual Meeting June 4

Note that we’ve corrected the date! The meeting is June 4, not June 5 as originally posted!

Save the date for the Lake Boon Association annual meeting at Stow’s Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Road (Route 117) on Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. Greet your neighbors. Get updates on Healthy Lake Boon and other programs and plans for the year. Renew your membership. Vote for officers. Purchase Lake Boon apparel, stickers, and books.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health holds virtual Harmful Algal Bloom Workshop May 17

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will be hosting a virtual half-day Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) workshop on May 17th, 2023, from 9 am – 1 pm. This workshop will include an opportunity to engage colleagues and experts with presenters from local, state and federal agencies on the best practices for monitoring and responding to blooms. The workshop agenda is included below. Please feel free to contact the DPH Environmental Toxicology Program at with questions or for more information.

Registration for this workshop is free. To register for the event, please use the following link:

Please note: After registering, attendees will receive an email with the calendar event and link to join the webinar. This can sometimes get caught in one’s junk mail filters, so please make sure to check all inbox folders, including junk, if you do not receive a confirmation email after registering.


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction, Marc Nascarella, MA Department of Public Health

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Technical Presentation, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Speakers: Neel Aluruand, Mark Hahn

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Effective Collaborations/Local Partnerships, Mashpee Department of Natural Resources
Speaker: Ashley Fisher

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Break 10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 12:00 p.m.: State/Federal Agency Presentations, National Park Service (NPS), Cape Cod National Seashore
Speaker: Sophia Fox

MA Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental Health
Speaker: Irena Draksic

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: Break

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on HAB mitigation strategies
Moderator: Logan Bailey, MA Department of Public Health
Speakers: Ken Wagner, Water Resource Services
Max Rome, Charles River Floating Wetland
Donald Williams, Herring Pond Watershed Association

Lake Boon Spring Discount Septic Pumping

Once again, the Lake Boon Association is sponsoring a discount septic pumping program this Spring. The program will run beginning the week of June 5th. Deadline for sign up is May 21st. To register please email David at or call Dave Siewierski at 978-562-2203. Capacity is limited so register early. The program is open to anyone living within the Lake Boon watershed or within a mile of the lake.

Since the inception of this program many tanks have been pumped at the discount price, saving money for individual homeowners while preserving property values and helping reduce weed growth in the lake. The more frequently a system is pumped (recommendation every 1 – 2 years depending on family size), the longer it will last and work well. The LBA sponsors this program spring and fall each year, and so far Rich Casaceli continues to give us a lower price than other area companies for an excellent job!

Please spread the word to your neighbors on Lake Boon so we can continue to do everything we can to clean up the lake and keep our septic systems running well.